Health Information Technology


Health Information Technology program

New laws and regulations requiring healthcare providers to store all patient health records electronically mean the use of technology in the healthcare is increasing. The Health Information Technology program will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge for an entry-level position in a health care setting.

Students choose to specialize as Dental Office Specialists, Medical Office Regulation Specialists, and Medical Billing and Coding Specialists. They will learn terminology, laws and ethics, basic dental or medical billing and coding systems, and the fundamental components and functions of the technical and legal infrastructure of an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Students will develop administrative office skills and receive hands-on experiencing using Dentrix or Medical EHR's to schedule and manage patient accounts and enter patient documentation.

In addition, Medical Billing and Coding Specialists will learn how to code medical diagnoses, medical procedures, and the medical supplies performed or identified by a physician. They will also learn how to process health insurance claims, examine coverage issues, processes for billing and collection, and the mandated documentation in preparation to take the National Certified Professional Coding examination through the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Program Cost
$5,045.00
(Tuition, Student Fees and Books. Some courses may require additional fees.)
Program Length
975 hours (13 months)
Location
Main Campus
Enrollment
Open Enrollment Year Round
Classroom Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
 
 
 
NOTE: High school students may request a schedule that coincides with the high school morning bell schedule by notifying Student Services.

Adult College Admission Fee
$45.00
Tuition and Fees
Adult Tuition: Details
High School Students: $40.00 (additional class fees may still apply)
Books and Supplies
Details
Certificate Processing Fee
$10.00
Pell Grants
Apply
Scholarships
Eligible
Veterans
Eligible
DATC Credentials
DATC Certificate of Program Completion
Industry Certifications
The DATC Health Information Technology program provides students with the necessary skills to begin employment in their selected field. Students who complete their program will be prepared to take the tests for the following certifications:
Certified Dental Coder Apprentice
Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC)
Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS)
Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)
National Certified Dental Coder Apprentice Exam (CDC-A)
CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
Computer Technology
Medical Assistant: Medical Terminology
Word Processing
Placement Rates
91%
Utah Wages
Low Median High
$10.53 $14.38 $23.17
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
High School
Details
College/University
Details
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the DATC Admissions process:
  3. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services
  4. Start Class